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Anoox is the only non-profit Search Engine & Social Network in the World, with Millions of Members and Users[1]. And there is a very good reason for this: because it takes Tons of Capital to develop an integrated Search Engine & Social Network, and no VC Wall Street Banker would want to make such MASSIVE investment of Capital and then see it operate on non-profit basis for the benefit of People & Small Businesses on Main Street rather than operate on for-Profit basis for the benefit of VC & Wall Street investors on Wall Street. That is why it took us 10+ Years and Tons of sweat equity Capital by Volunteers from around the World to develop Anoox. Although we would LOVE to see many more non-profit Social Search Networks like Anoox, since the MORE Choices, the BETTER. So if you want to make Wall Street Richer and have it have more control over what you think and buy, then Google™, Facebook™, Twitter™, etc. are what you want. OTOH, if you want to make yourself and Small Businesses on Main Street Richer, if you want to have more control over what you think and buy, then you want to join Anoox network as a member, get involved as a supporter, advertise on as a small business.
Analogy: Linux™ for OS, MySQL™ for Database
We are striving to do for Search engine & Social Network, what Linux™ did for OS and what MySQL™ did for Database, which is to pass Billions in SAVINGS to Small Businesses World Wide. But of course a Search engine & Social Network is not just Software to make it Open Source and that will be it in delivering great VALUE & SAVINGS. But these are Services where the value is in the Size of the network and running this massive network in a flawless way under the load of Millions of concurrent users, daily attacks by hackers and all the other challenges that comes with running such a massive LIVE network.
It took 10 years of development to make Anoox possible
It took us almost 10 Years to develop Anoox to its current level where it is operating smoothly and feature rich. And for many years the survival of this network was in doubt. But we pulled through with the support of our dedicated staff and generous donations of countless devoted members from around the World, specially the European Union. So indeed to develop and operate a non profit Social Search Network, which means without VC Wall Street funding, is a Herculean task, really an Impossible Task, and that is why there are NO other non-profit Search Engine & Social Network like Anoox in the World.
How is it even possible to do this?
A question we are often asked, is: "How is it even possible to develop & operate a Search Engine & Social Network without the Billions of Dollars of capital that the Big Wall Street firms have?"

The answer to which is hopefully Yes, just look at Linux, or MySQL™, etc. development efforts that were carried on by extremely thinly funded organizations, compared to their Wall Street peers of Microsoft™ & Oracle™, yet these tiny organizations produced products that have revolutionized the World as we know it. After all can you imagine the Internet without Linux & MySQL? Similarly, even though Anoox is an extremely tiny organization compared to Wall Street Mega Goliath's such as Google™, Facebook™, etc., we have produced unmatched Value for People & Small Businesses on Main Street. But how much more value we can produce for the benefit of the Public, entirely depends on People like you getting involved, by realizing that just as Linux made the World a much better place by being operated on non profit not-Wall Street basis, Anoox can make the World a much better place by being the non profit not-Wall Street based Search Engine & Social Network.

Become Anoox operator in your Country (Non-English)
As per our ultimate goal of fostering Information Democracy & delivering Lowest cost Advertising to small businesses, Anoox Social Search Network source code is available for any organization that wants to provide a localized version of Anoox in their local country. If your organization has the necessary Funding, Server & Technology resources, contact us to become an Anoox operator in your Country. Please note:
  • Anoox system, is currently available in 1-Byte languages and not 2-Byte languages.
  • You need to have the funding and technical resources of an ISP type operation (i.e., Web Hosting company) to handle this project
[1] As of the last time we checked, there was NO non-profit Search Engine & Social Network in operation beside Anoox.